Vice President, Head of Information Technology

Information Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts


Description

Company Overview

Repertoire Immune Medicines is a clinical-stage biotechnology company working to unlock and direct the remarkable power of the human immune system to prevent or treat cancer, as well as autoimmune and infectious disease.  The company is founded on the belief that the repertoire of T cell receptor (TCR)-antigen codes that drive health and disease represents one of the greatest opportunities for innovation in medical science.  Repertoire scientists created and developed the DECODE and DEPLOY suite of technologies, which allow in-depth characterization of TCR-antigen pairs, and the ability to rationally design and develop novel targeted immune medicines.

From its sites in Cambridge, Mass., and Zurich, Switzerland, Repertoire’s team of more than 120 is creating a new category of immune medicines enabled from its DECODE discovery platform.  The company’s first product in the clinic is a novel multiclonal T cell therapy consisting of T cells derived from the peripheral blood, activated against a curated set of antigens, and armed with a proprietary cytokine.  Repertoire is in clinical-stage immuno-oncology development today, targeting metastatic solid tumors.  In the field of autoimmunity, Repertoire is using its proprietary platform to discover novel epitopes and TCRs from patients with type 1 diabetes.  The company is also using its DECODE platform to discover infectious disease antigens and responding T cell clones.

Role Overview

Reporting to the EVP, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Operations, the Vice President, Head of Information Technology will develop and execute the company’s information systems, technology, and data management strategy and vision in partnership with the Executive Committee.  They will define information technology & data management requirements and solutions that drive innovation and compliance, ensure success for research and development efforts, and establish efficiencies across the organization.  They will be responsible for ensuring the company’s systems that capture data is state-of-the-art, secure, and integrated as appropriate across the organization.

This individual will be responsible for establishing and driving an integrated information technology architecture/roadmap that spans all scope of services delivered by IT operations - Applications Development and Maintenance, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud, and Information Security.  S/he/they will also be responsible for the management of solution implementation and support with the help of external service providers to ensure holistic data capture. 

This individual will be a highly collaborative business partner focused on building relationships across the company and providing outstanding information technology support.  S/he/they should be an innovative information technology leader with experience operating at the highest levels of a life sciences organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, own, and execute an information technology strategy and roadmap in alignment with Repertoire’s growth strategy both in the US and in Europe.
  • Ensure robust business cases are developed in partnership with the EVP, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Operations and the Executive Committee including clear business outcomes, benefit realization, alignment to IT guiding principles, and clarity on investments required.
  • Drive initiatives around Applications Development, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Infrastructure, and Information Security.
  • Oversee IT security, risk management and compliance by establishing controls, processes, and programs in support of data security, PHI, SOX, and other relevant regulatory requirements inclusive of policies, training, and disaster recovery plans.
  • Develop, own, and execute on a robust internal customer relationship plan to exceed internal client expectations in a rapid growing and compliance-based environment.
  • Continually evaluate new technology trends balancing the need for "enterprise ready" technology with a desire to innovate.
  • Manage vendors and consultants.
  • Develop an annual IT budget and ensure it is managed and tracked cost-effectively.
  • In conjunction with the EVP, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Operations and Executive Committee design the roles and hiring plan which are expected to support future information technology capabilities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field is required.
  • MBA or Master’s in Computer Science or Technology focused areas is preferred.
  • 15+ years of domestic and global technology leadership experience with increasing responsibility leading teams and directing information technology functions.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering an IT strategy aligned to deliver business in an agile and exponentially growing life sciences organization.
  • Thrives in an environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to both work at the strategic level and to oversee projects and programs at the detailed level.
  • Strong technical acumen, leadership, organizational planning, and project management skills.
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing, utilizing, and leveraging outsourcing strategies.
  • Experience with evaluating, implementing, and managing scientific data management platforms, cloud computing, electronic lab notebook software, on-site storage solutions, and IT vendor services.
  • Experience with GxP document control systems and Learning Management Systems is a plus.

 

Repertoire is committed towards social responsibility and developing an inclusive culture. Much as the power of the immune system lies in the diversity of T and B cells, our work requires the creativity and ingenuity of a diverse workforce.  We believe in actively pursuing equity in all facets of the work experience at Repertoire.  We will continue to educate ourselves about the inequities and barriers present in our society and take action as a company where we can make a difference.

Repertoire is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.